Unfortunately, you live in a pro-inflammatory world. Toxins such as lead and mercury pervade the environment, processed foods are taking over the grocery store shelves, and you are probably on the go 24-7, which promotes stress and robs you of adequate sleep. All of these conditions have been shown to promote inflammation. Inflammation contributes to multiple chronic illnesses that are costly and corrode the quality of life. If left to its own devices, inflam-mation can take its toll on the body over time without your even knowing it. It is essential to gain a better understanding of the disease-busting benefits of the anti-inflammatory lifestyle before inflammation gets the best of you.